PV Alpine is family run by Ryan & Alexandra Shorter. It was founded in 1996 by a group of talented High School and College aged FIS racers from Michigan who knew that there was more to the sport of ski racing than what they had been taught. They did away with coaches and bought their own gates, drills, and wrenches and began fumbling through the process of innovating and skiing faster. On the way they developed new progressions and drills that lead to great success.

In the end all 4 skied faster, and won more races than they had before. 3 out of 4 were ranked number 1 in the Central division, and 2 went on win multiple Mid-Am titles. Three out of 4 qualified for National Championships.

In 2003 co-founder Ryan Shorter ran his first summer camp at Mt. Hood, and first Colorado fall camp. The camps were founded on 5 basic principles:

  • Learning new skills is a fun and positive endeavor.
  • Every skill can be broken down into simpler easy to learn steps.
  • Camps should be small so that courses are always in good shape so it is easier to execute new skills. That is why we limit our camps to only 20 per training lane.
  • Each athlete deserves personal attention and feedback to improve. That is why we keep ratios to 5 athletes to 1 coach.
  • Hire the best coaches possible.


2013 marks the 12th year of PV Alpine camps. Over the years we have helped hundreds of athletes ski their best and reach their goals. Including US Ski Team World Cup racer, and 2010 World Junior Champion & 2011 US National Champion Colby Granstrom, and Nor-am Winner, World Cup racer now Colorado University NCAA skier Brooke Wales. PVA also has another NCAA female racer skiing for Colorado University, Clare Wise.

As we enter our 12th year we are as committed as ever to providing the absolute best camp experience, and helping any level of racer achieve their goals.